General Registrar


ATTENTION VOTERS OF CAROLINE COUNTY: 
THE CAROLINE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL REGISTRAR
IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE
MARCH 20, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
Voters may apply to register to vote for the June primary by going online to www.elections.virginia.gov. If you are already registered you do not need to register again. You can always check your status at the site above. Registering for the first time will require a Virginia issued DMV ID to complete the transaction online. If a voter does not have a Virginia issued DMV ID, they can print the application out and mail it to the Registrar’s Office at P.O. Box 304, Bowling Green, VA 22427. You will receive a voter registration card in about two weeks showing the precinct that you would normally vote at.

VOTE FROM HOME - VOTE IN THE SAFETY OF YOUR HOME
Voters may also request an absentee ballot for the June primary by going online to www.elections.virginia.gov
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for absentee voting in the June 23, 2020 election. You will be required to request the primary you wish to participate since there will be both a Democratic and Republican Primary being held on June 23, 2020.

Want to vote in the Primary June 23, 2020?
Here are your options:
 
  1. Vote at your precinct on Election Day June 23, 2020 between the hours of 6 am to 7 pm. Voters will need to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and be prepared to practice social distancing.
  2. Vote Absentee curbside In person now until June 20, 2020 – Monday thru Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm at the office of General Registrar, 212 North Main Street, Bowling Green,
    VA 22427. Voters must call the office upon arrival 633-9083  and remain in their car until an employee comes outside to assist them. Please have your Photo ID ready. PPE is not provided by the Registrar’s Office. Voters will fill in a form and be allowed to cast their ballot in the black ballot box. The office is currently closed to the public.
  3. Vote Absentee at your home. Go online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation and request an Absentee Ballot to be mailed to your home. Deadline to submit your request is June 16, 2020.
Any questions please call the Registrar's Office at 804-633-9083

 


DATE CHANGE - IMPORTANT DEADLINES & DATES

JUNE 23, 2020 - DEMOCRATIC & REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

In-Person Absentee Voting Curbside Only

 at the Office beginning May 8, 2020

If you qualify to vote by Absentee, ballots will be available in the Voter Registration Office at 212 North Main Street, Bowling Green, VA Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning May 8, 2020. The office will be open Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 18, 2020:                   Last Day to register or make changes to your voter registration

June 16, 2020:                    Last day to request an Absentee ballot by mail or fax

June 20, 2020:                  Registrar’s Office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for last day of in person Absentee Voting

June 23, 2020:                  Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

To check your voter status or polling place visit www.vote.virginia.gov

or contact the Caroline County Registrar (804)633-9083




The General Registrar of the County provides registration services to all qualified citizens who wish to become registered voters in the State of Virginia.  The Registrar is appointed by the County Electoral Board for a term of four years.  In fulfilling his/her duties, the Registrar maintains voter records, assists in voter registration drives, and supervises both primary and general election polling booths for local, state, and federal elections.  The Registrar will also assist voters in moving their voter registration from one precinct or locality to another.

In the election process, the Registrar assists local candidates with forms and questions, checks and files forms for local election candidates and verifies needed petitions when required or requested.  In supervising elections, the Registrar instructs Election Officers in their duties and responsibilities, obtains and delivers forms and supplies to polling places, and advises voters of their polling places and of any changes in polling places that may occur.

Other duties may be assigned by the State Board of Elections or county Electoral Board.  The State Board of Elections establishes the salary for the General Registrar and annually reimburses the County for this expense.

If you received a notice from the Voter Participation Center (VPC) -or- The Center
for Voter Information (CVI) indicating you are not registered to vote, you may
confirm your voter registration information online through the Virginia
Department of Elections at:

https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

Complaints for the Voter Participation Center (VPC) can be directed to them at:
877-255-6750 -or- 202-420-3034
Complaints for The Center Voter Information (CVI) can be directed to them at:
202-766-6575



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